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Old 12-25-2012
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Getting a train horn kit...

Okay, I will be getting a train horn kit soon and one thing I'd like to do is have a remote control to use the horns from outside the truck.

Problem #1 Most 12 volt remotes have two buttons, on and off. I would like to have a remote that acts like the steering wheel on the truck- sounds as long as the circuit is closed. How do I go about making the circuit open as soon as I release the button?

Problem #2 If the remote idea is feasible, how to I make it where there is two separate circuits controlling the horns, (ex. circuit 1 is the steering wheel horn control. circuit 2 is the remote). Two separate solenoids, one for each circuit???

Problem #3 I have a toolbox, should I contain the tank(s) and the compressor(s) in the box? I know the compressors() need to be away from the weather. but what about the tank(s)?

Anyone know anything helpful? Anyone else have train horns?
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Are you to be removing your original horn? Is the train horns replacing your original?

I have never seen a remote system that does a momentary style switch (what your talking about) just 1 push on 1 push off.

Once you get your kit post some pics or send me a PM. I can help out with all of what you are asking.
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Yeah, I figured as much in regards to the remote. I'd like this to be an "add-on" system. I know there is a 'how to' on the install with a two way switch to keep the stock horn. I'm good with the wiring and plumbing part, I just wanted to know how I would have went around the remote in the equation. I will post pics up once I have everything. Thanks!
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